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    Need Some Advice From You Technology Experts!

    Got about 500-600 dollars to spend on a lap-top that will last me for the next three years of college.

    Bought a Mac for my first year, but I really did not like it, and my mom loved it and I gave it to her.

    Parents said budget is 500-600 for a new one.

    Just wanted your opinions on what I should get,

    I dont think I can get an i7 processor, but shit I dont even know what those mean, just read i7 is the best and intel is better than AMD.

    Advice please

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    Okay lets see.

    For reference:

    • Acer = Dell.
    • HP seems to have LOTS of battery/charger problems (at least in my family)
    • Macbooks are overpriced, but I love 'em.
    • Don't buy Gateway
    • 4GB-8GB RAM is ideal
    • i7>i5>i3 Processor
    • ~2.5 GHz Processing speed will be nice.

    How big of a screen size did you want? 13" 15" 17"?

    I saw:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung---Laptop-/-Intel%26%23174%3B-Core%26%23153%3B-i3-Processor-/-15.6%22-Display-/-4GB-Memory-/-500GB-Hard-Drive---Silver/1814118.p?skuId=1814118&id=1218293981088

    Or:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus---15.6%22-Laptop---4GB-Memory---500GB-Hard-Drive---Brown/1257181.p?skuId=1257181&id=1218243230371

    Maybe Mike (./m) can help?
    Last edited by Ryan~; 06-15-2012 at 10:05 PM.

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    I've had several problems with Dell in the past; my Asus has never given me any issues .
    What screen size did you want ^_^?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ./m View Post
    Asus are good depending on your budget, though I don't think you could get too strong of one for under 800. I like my HP, but there are some heat issues (which is only because I have a total metal case and not much cooling, DONT DO THAT)

    i5 is ideal in a laptop, simply because though an i7 is faster, it lets off a SIGNIFICANT amount of heat, which can only really go well in a desktop where you can have good ventiliation.

    @Ryan~ - Acer and Compaq are HP now

    Also, Dell is a bit more expensive than the others, as is Lenovo, however I only hear great things about Lenovo


    Wait, was it ASUS that is part of Dell? I get Acer and Asus mixed.

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    Intel is indeed better, but AMD is cheap and can give you what you need. If you see a computer that you like and it has an AMD processor, don't shoot it down immediately

    IIRC the i3, i5, and i7 all have "hyper-threading" which, my friend told me, allows it to perform 2 operations for every clock cycle, rather than one.

    Stay far away from Dell. Even my Alienware laptop is a piece of shit. Never ever get one, I've had so many problems with it. I'm partial to Acer/HP. Good luck.

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    Not looking for a screen size too small, but not too big, so the 15 inch

    ---------- Post added at 02:45 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:42 PM ----------

    @Ryan~, two laptops you linked me to were nice, but I was hoping for i5 man.

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